Posts tagged: Binary Economics



The mistake of Evo Morales

We have deep respect for Evo Morales. There is no doubt that he is one of those rare politicians who really cares and wants to improve the lives of poor people. That is just and very necessary. But because he does not know that there is a better system, he slides back to a proven inferior system ...

Obama and the Caribbean

The breaking of the race barrier is very welcome. That point has been made. In fact, it comes 200 years late. But will Obama deliver in other respects? Here is hope and doubt. After Obama won the nomination he veered heavily to the center. That was necessary to be elected. But the question is: what ...

Stop this stupid, stupid war!

We are all for peaceful globalization, but not this way. Globalization via socio-economic measures: Yes. Today! Globalization via war and violence: No, we want no part of it. There was a meeting in Yalta just before the recent Georgia-Russia war. Present were, among others, the President of ...

Solidarism, Interfaith Spirituality & Ecology

What is interfaith spirituality?

The definition of the Center for Economic & Social Justice (‘CESJ' ) is as good as any:

‘There is a Source of all creation and of all universal and absolute values such as Truth, Love and Justice, which represent the ultimate ends of human actions. Many people call ...

Caribia in the New Age

Perhaps the Mayans did get it right by intimating that the shift to the New Age will not take place until 2012. That would coincide with the US presidency following the one we are expecting shortly. If that is so, then the ‘signs' we see now are just precursors. However, we believe the shift has ...

Solution Right in Front of Us

Robert Samuelson's conclusion in today's (16 July 2008) column ("A Baffling Global Economy," Washington Post, 07/16/08) is absolutely correct: "Countries try to maximize their advantages rather than make the system work for everyone". His analysis, however, is skewed in favor of the type of ...

Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba

There is active opposition to the Cuban government, but it is severely hampered by lack of funds, as well as lack of rights to organize. The right to freely organize political parties, trade-unions or any other associations with an independent political agenda is denied in Cuba. And even if it were ...

Escalating Food Prices

‘I told you so!' is a terrible thing to say. But - alas! -, ARCO did tell you so. About water too (see ARCO 33 and before). It won't be long and we'll have a serious problem with water shortages also. But, let's leave water aside for a minute. The acute problem now is food. Staple foods, such as ...

Rise of Socialism in Latin America

By Michael Greaney, first published by www.helium.com; re-posting authorized by author.

After the fall of communism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the final years of the 20th century, capitalist pundits loudly proclaimed the "victory" of capitalism. From the presidency of Ronald Reagan ...

Difference between CO-OP’s and 100% ESOP’s

One critique of ESOP's is that they are the same as CO-OP's, especially 100% ESOP's. Let's look at terminology first. A CO-OP is a form of partnership in which each partner has equal membership in a specific kind of corporation on a ‘one-man one vote'-basis. In fact variations have been introduced ...

For our Cuban Friends, especially Fidel Castro

To achieve peaceful transition to democracy, the Cubans need a new economic theory - built on full political democracy - that not only respects the Revolution but improves both the socialist and the capitalist model. As we were told in Cuba: ‘No queremos una transición de comunismo salvaje a ...

It’s About Breaking the Race-Barrier

When we from abroad watch the American presidential campaign, we see a young man with an unusual name - Obama - take center stage. And we rejoice. We are beginning to see a new America. An America that is finally and definitely going to define a new direction. For this is not about race. It’s about ...

Cuba should adopt Binary Economics

Fidel Castro has finally recognized that he has made a great mistake. His only defense is ‘youth and a misunderstanding of conscience' or something like that, as he recently explained. He has urged more debate on political and economic matters. And very timely indeed! Cuba's people are fed up with ...

Is the Capital Market Free?

What an absurd question! The answer obviously is a resounding: Yes! Anybody is free to buy or sell stocks! Indeed. But why don’t we analyze all ‘free market tests’ one by one, before we make a final judgment? If by these standards the capital market is free, we here at ARCO will each eat one whole ...

Balance Presupposes a Third Force

The 20th century saw a long stalemate. This is because there were only two political forces vying for supremacy. This will result in a balance, but it is a stagnant balance. Politics itself needs the presence of a third political force to make it a dynamic balance. In most countries politics is ...

Economische vs. Sociale rechtvaardigheid

Er is veel geschreven over sociale rechtvaardigheid, ook in juridische kringen. Het betekent niet: ‘iedereen evenveel’. Dat weten we. Maar wat betekent het wel? Daarover bestaat geen duidelijkheid. ‘Elk het beste?’; betekent het dat? Dat is geen slecht uitgangspunt. Het ‘beste’ hoeft immers niet ...

We have no other choice

Union leaders are waiting for capitalism to bite hard. Then they’ll make their come-back. And capitalism is already biting. It is in capitalism’s nature – greed – to bite. That’s why Socialists are waiting for just a little more greed. When things get real hard for the masses, they’ll strike again. ...

Free Market Justice

“With Labor Day approaching Angelo Mozilo, (…) chief executive of Countrywide Financial – the company that has helped drive world markets into turmoil (..) – raked in $42.9 million last year. The Nobel laureate Harold Varmus, chief executive of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, was paid ...

A Just Solution for Iraq

At this time of grave danger to freedom and democracy from within and from without, we need new ideas. We need new paradigmatic ideas. What follows is such an idea. We copy it verbatim from www.catholicprwire.com where it was posted on 23 August 2007 (note: sub-headings were added by us). The idea ...

The Shekels Shackle

Now even atheists, may like this article. Try it. When Christ was in the desert fasting for 40 days, he was tempted by Satan. The first temptation was about money and riches. ‘Deviate from Justice’, the Tempter said. ‘Let me win the day, just once, and all the world’s riches will be yours’. Now ...

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